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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2010


CONTACT:

Bill Cessato
202-687-7936
cessatow@georgetown.edu


Georgetown University to Host Federal Nursing Science Leader

NINR Director Dr. Patricia A. Grady to deliver keynote address


WHAT:
Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, a part of Georgetown University Medical Center, is pleased to host Patricia A. Grady, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) at the National Institutes of Health, on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m.
 
Grady, who earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Georgetown, will deliver the keynote address at a lecture sponsored by the university’s chapter of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). She will discuss her career in nursing science, offer perspective on the future of the field, and give advice to students on how best to prepare as the profession evolves.
 
Since 1995, Grady has served as director of NINR. She pursued her graduate education at the University of Maryland, where she received a master’s degree from the School of Nursing and a doctorate in physiology from the School of Medicine.
 
An internationally-recognized researcher, Grady has focused primarily on stroke with an emphasis on arterial stenosis and cerebral ischemia. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1999 and is a member of several scientific organizations, including the Society for Neuroscience, the American Academy of Nursing, and the American Neurological Association.

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at 4 p.m.

WHERE:
New Research Building Auditorium
Georgetown University Medical Center
3900 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20057

PUBLIC ATTENDANCE:
This event is open to the public.

MEDIA COVERAGE:
Media interested in attending must contact Bill Cessato at cessatow@georgetown.edu. Space is limited.



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